Antonio Banderas turned down the role of Juez Dominguez in order to appear in The Mambo Kings (1992).
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The pink Chanel dress that Rebecca (Victoria Abril) wears in a part of this film is the same one worn by La Agrado (Antonia San Juan) in "Todo Sobre Mi Madre".
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Even though she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for a Goya award, Cristina Marcos has barely 5 minutes of screen time.
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The literal translation of the Spanish title into English is "Distant Heels", the sound of which both Becky and Rebecca refer to when reminiscing about their respective childhoods. The English title 'High Heels' may have led to its mixed reception by critics and audiences in the US and UK who were expecting a comedy about fashion.
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Rebeca Giner (Victoria Abril) has a talk with her mother, Becky del Páramo (Marisa Paredes) in prison. The talk refers to the conflicts between daughter and mother referenced in the movie Autumn Sonata (1978) by director Ingmar Bergman. In 2008 Marisa Paredes played the mother in a stage play of Autumn Sonata (1978) on the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid.
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